The Fifthteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2013
Berkeley Prize 2013

To Enter

This year, to start this new effort, we will offer up to four, separate Teaching Fellowships for the most innovative and promising proposals that reflect the overall goals of the Fellowship. Here are the ground rules:


Any full-time or part-time faculty member who is teaching undergraduate studio design courses or Diploma in Architecture design courses in any accredited school of architecture throughout the world may, with the approval of their administration, participate in this Fellowship opportunity.


The Teaching Fellowship extends over the course of your typical academic year, but must start sometime in the 2013 calendar year.

Submission Requirements:

  1. A 500-word brief that highlights the applicant’s credentials as an undergraduate architecture faculty member who is teaching studio design, detailing your experience and interest in the goals of the Teaching Fellowship.
  2. A maximum, two-page, studio course syllabus, detailing:

    - Design project(s) over the period of the Fellowship;

    - Academic level and number of undergraduates to be taught;

    - Student requirements, including the anticipated product(s) of the studio;

    - The participation of those who will act as consultants and/or critics; and

    - Field trips, readings, etc. that will be used to encourage students' awareness of the state of the art of architectural design for the particular client group selected.
  3. A detailed course schedule for whatever constitutes a full academic year in your institution.
  4. Acknowledgement in writing by your school’s appropriate administrator that the proposal is acceptable to the school for full, typical course credit for the students.
  5. Submittals written in English.


  1. The stipend is 7,500USD, to be awarded in 3 equal payments: The first 2500USD upon accepting the fellowship; the second 2500USD midway through the academic year; and the third 2500USD at the end of the academic year. The second and third payments are contingent upon receipt of examples of students’ accomplishments formatted for posting on the BERKELEY PRIZE website.
  2. Payment of the stipend is anticipated to go directly to the teacher. In instances where the school requires all such payments to be made through the school’s administration, please include the details of the payment system as an attachment to your proposal. In general, the BERKELEY PRIZE will not entertain proposals that require any additional payment to the school for administration of the Fellowship monies.


Proposals due anytime before 11:59 P.M. GMT, April 1, 2013. The winners of the Fellowship(s) will be announced in mid-April, 2013.

Send all proposal materials to If possible, create a .zip file for multiple documents. Hopefully all documents can be no more than 20MB total. *Note: Please put "2013 Teaching Fellowship Application" in your email subject line.

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